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Malcolm Gladwell: ‘How David Beats Goliath’

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From The New Yorker: David’s victory over Goliath, in the Biblical account, is held to be an anomaly. It was not. Davids win all the time. The political scientist Ivan Arreguín-Toft recently looked at every war fought in the past two hundred years between strong and weak combatants. The Goliaths, he found, won in 71.5 […]

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Why read The Marriage Plot?
A Letter from Jeffrey Eugenides

The lover`s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn`t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, the most solitary of places. – From The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides If […]

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Top 10 Graphic Novels For The New Comic-Collector

You may not be able to solve any major problem with graphic novels, but they are the perfect answer to the following statement: “I don’t read books because they don’t have any pictures.” Exclusives.co.za counts down the top 10 Graphic Novels for the new collector of comics. 10. The Big Bad Bitterkomix Handbook The Big […]

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Exclusive Books Presents: Top 10 for 15 Years

Remember this? Fanatics celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2007. They celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. They picked their favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007 (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2012

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2007. They celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. They picked their favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007 (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2009

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2007

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2006

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2005

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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